The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Beautiful campus
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    Campus housing-when you get a good lottery number
  3. 3
    Co-op program
  4. 4
    Countless new buildings and facilities
  5. 5
    Feeling of diversity
  6. 6
    Hockey games at Matthews Arena: full of Northeastern students wearing black and red and showing school spirit as they cheer on the Huskies!
  7. 7
    The Husky Card is more valuable than gold.
  8. 8
    Location, location, location! Boston is the ultimate college city!
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  10. 10
    Northeastern is gaining more recognition each year.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
96% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
79% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
71% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
63% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
70% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
88% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
50% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Highly Satisfied Students
76% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
79% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 50/50 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
88% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 61% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-52% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Campus housing-when you get a bad lottery number
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    The cold weather
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    Difficulty in course registration and getting into the classes you need
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    Expensive off-campus housing
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    Expensive tuition
  6. 6
    The NU Shuffle
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    Parking can be nearly impossible at times!
  8. 8
    People confusing us for that other school in Chicago with the similar name (Northwestern!)
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    People leaving for a semester to go on co-op
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    Professors who don't speak English well, mostly in the math and science departments

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $40,086, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
65% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,240.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $13,140.
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